Catalyst Volume 18 Issue 3
Articles in this issue of Catalyst include:
How do catalysts affect the rate of reactions? Why are catalysts important in nature, and in industry?
Some people believe that their health is affected by mobile phone radiation. How can this idea be tested?
What are food additives and do they affect how people behave?
In this article biologists look for patterns in the distribution of barnacle species on the sea shore, and seek to interpret them.
Engineers have designed an aircraft which will produce much less noise as it approaches and leaves the airport. But will it ever fly?
This article looks at the role of environmental scientists working for a local authority.
Juvenile diabetes is a genetic disease; scientists are still trying to unravel its causes in order to develop improved treatments.
This article explains how a car's catalytic converter works. Catalyst is a science magazine for students aged 14-19 years. Annual subscriptions to print copies of the magazine can be purchased from Mindsets.
A Catalyst article about people who believe that their health is affected by mobile phone radiation. The World Health Organisation has labelled this condition Idiopathic Environmental Intolerance with attribution to Electromagnetic Fields (IEI-EMF). Idiopathic describes a disease with no known cause. The article...
A Catalyst article about food additives. Some additives are natural and some are manufactured by the chemical industry. Some, like vitamin C, can come from either natural or artificial sources. As with every other component of food all additives are chemicals. Even organic food can contain a certain number of...
A Catalyst article about biologists looking for patterns in the distribution of barnacle species on the sea shore. Barnacles are arthropods which live as tiny larvae in the sea and then cement themselves, head down, on suitable rocks, build a shell, poke their legs out of the top of it and start to filter feed. The...